The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they deserve.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.